(February 1957)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of January, May, July and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Challenge of Batwoman! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Challenge of Batwoman (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Curt Briggs (villain)
Synopsis:
Batwoman believes that an amnesiac man she finds is really Batman and that she should re-train him in crimefighting methods. Since Batman is injured and must stay out of action, he and Robin go along with her mistake, but the man is really the leader of a gang of crooks.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Second appearance of Batwoman.

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

["Sarge, I've got Spike Eel under arrest."] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey; Spike Eel

Winter Sports Champions of the World (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction; sports
Synopsis:
highlights of the 1956 Winter Olympics

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

The Second Boy Wonder! (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
France Herron
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson] [also as Fred Loyd]; Alfred Pennyworth; Gorilla Hardy (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
After battling Gorilla Hardy and his gang, the Dynamic Duo arrive back at the Bat-Cave, but Robin has a surprise for his caped counterpart: he is NOT Dick Grayson, but Fred Loyd, who assumed the role after Dick Grayson was injured.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Batmobile; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

Gems in a Jam (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery

The Mysterious Bat-Missile (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake ?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Batman of the Future; Gunner Tharp (villain)
Synopsis:
A strange vehicle materializes in the Bat-Cave which helps Batman and Robin in their crimefighting duties, but they are wary of its unknown origin.
Keywords:
Bat-Cave

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Charles Paris.

["Baw! I'm lost!"] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Challenge of Batwoman!
    Batman and Robin
  2. 1. The Challenge of Batwoman
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. ["Sarge, I've got Spike Eel under arrest."]
    Casey the Cop
  4. 3. Winter Sports Champions of the World
  5. 4. The Second Boy Wonder!
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  6. 5. Gems in a Jam
  7. 6. The Mysterious Bat-Missile
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. ["Baw! I'm lost!"]
    Casey the Cop
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